PPI Ekspor Kembali Coconut Charcoal ke Sri Lanka

 

In the midst of a prolonged pandemic, PT Perusahaan Perdagangan Indonesia (Persero) is still struggling to boost exports of Indonesian products & commodities, so that it continues to generate foreign exchange.

Again, PPI exported Coconut Charcoal where through this export, PPI played an active role in helping charcoal craftsmen / farmers as a provider of raw materials to earn income and improve welfare, especially MSMEs.

As many as 100 tons of the total 1000 tons of Coconut Charcoal will be exported through the Port of Tanjung Priok to Colombo, Sri Lanka, on September 3, 2020.

The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing PPI to be more creative. Business matching does not have to be face-to-face, but is done online. This is a creative and efficient breakthrough, because it utilizes digital technology and most importantly benefits SMEs and society.

For PPI, exports are a step to be able to make a positive contribution to Indonesia, motivate all Indonesian business actors and businesses and play an active role in contributing foreign exchange to our beloved country so that we can contribute to the national economic recovery program during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is not the first time PPI has exported coconut charcoal.

Before the pandemic hit, PPI also exported 600 tons of coconut charcoal to Sri Lanka with special specifications.

Indonesia is a producer and exporter of coconut in the world. Of the total world coconut export value in 2019 which was US $ 11.6 billion, Indonesia controlled US $ 2.17 billion. However, this value is relatively small when compared to the potential that has not been maximally managed.

In general, world coconut trade in 2020 will decline, but not significantly and not for all products. When other countries have difficulty fulfilling demand, this is an opportunity for Indonesia to replace and PPI to take this opportunity. In the long term the outlook is positive although there are many challenges to overcome.